An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Trilokesh Kidambi, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology; Director of the Colon Cancer Screening Program

Clinical Teams

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
Trilokesh D. Kidambi, M.D., is a gastroenterologist with expertise in general gastroenterology and, in particular, colorectal cancer prevention and the evaluation and management of individuals with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer, including those with a hereditary cancer syndrome such as Lynch syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis.
His areas of clinical research include colorectal cancer screening and prevention, interventions to improve endoscopy quality, the use of personalized precision medicine in the treatment of cancer patients, and genetics, screening and prevention in hereditary gastrointestinal syndromes. His specific work has included conducting a randomized controlled trial on interventions to improve adenoma detection during colonoscopy, as well as multiple studies examining aspects of hereditary cancer syndromes.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and received scholarships for his work from the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), He has presented his research at national meetings and serves as a reviewer of research articles for major gastroenterology journals.
Dr. Kidambi grew up in Claremont, California, and became interested in pursuing a career in medical research as a teenager after spending two summers in the lab of Rama Natarajan, Ph.D., at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope as part of the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy.
He officially entered the medical field as a part of Northwestern University’s prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education. Through this seven-year longitudinal program, he graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in economics (awarded James Alton James scholar for top undergraduate in economics) and earned his medical degree from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Kidambi completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco, where he was honored as the top clinical researcher in his residency class. He then completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California San Francisco, where he gained specific training in endoscopic mucosal resection of complex polyps, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal cancer genetics.
Dr. Kidambi is a member of the AGA, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the ACG.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

  • Lee JK, Kidambi TD, Kaltenbach T, Bhatt Y, Shergill A, McQuaid K, Terdiman JP, Soetikno R. Impact of observational training on endoscopic mucosal resection outcomes and competency for large colorectal polyps: Single endoscopist experience. Endoscopy Open International. 2019. 3:346-35
  • Kidambi TD, Kohli DR, Samadder NJ, Singh A. Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes. Current treatment options in gastroenterology 2019.
  • Aditi A, Kidambi TD, Espinoza A, Crowley N, Rodas A, Cello JP. Glucagon shortens cecal intubation time and total procedure time during colonoscopy: A prospective, double-blind placebo controlled randomized trial. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res. 22(2)-2019. 
  • Kidambi TD, Chu P, Lee JK, Lin JL. Immunotherapy associated pseudomembranous colitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019.
  • Pow-Anpongkul P, Chu PG, Kidambi TD. Capecitabine induced enteritis leading to small bowel obstruction. Gastroenterology. 2019 Apr;156(5):e8-e9
  • Kidambi TD, Terdiman JP, Lee JK. Negative withdrawal time: simple and efficient. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2018; 88:781
  • Kidambi TD, Terdiman JP, El-Nachef N, Singh A, Kattah MG, Lee JK. Effects of electronic chromoendoscopy on detection of adenomas during colonoscopy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018. 18:30634-7
  • Kidambi TD, Goldberg D, Nussbaum R, Umetsu SE, Terdiman JP, Lee JK. Novel variant of unknown significance in MUTYH in a patient with MUTYH-associated polyposis: A case to reclassify. Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology. May 2018. Epub ahead of print 
  • Kidambi TD, Bagatelos KC, Ostroff JW. The answer is in the ampulla. Gastroenterology. 2018;18:30418-9
  • Kidambi TD, Velayos F. Dispatches from GUILD: How to grade IBD disease activity in your daily practice. Practical Gastroenterology. April 2018; 44:20-31 
  • Kidambi TD, Lee JK. An unexpected finding during colonoscopy: Pinworms. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018;16:e
  • Kidambi TD, Schmajuk G, Gross AJ, Ostroff JW, Terdiman JP, Lee JK. Endoscopy is of low yield in the identification of gastrointestinal neoplasia in patients with dermatomyositis: A cross-sectional study. World J Gastroenterol. 2017; 26:4788-95
  • Kidambi TD, Pedley C, Blanco A, Bergsland EK, Terdiman JP. Lower gastrointestinal neuroendocrine neoplasms associated with hereditary cancer syndromes: A case series. Familial cancer. 2017;16:537-543
  • Azofra AS, Kidambi TD, Jeremy RJ, Conrad P, Blanco A, Myers M, Barkovich J, Terdiman JP. Differences in neuropsychological and behavioral parameters and brain structure in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: A sibling-paired study. Hereditary cancer in clinical practice. 2016;14:20
  • Kidambi TD, Lee R, Terdiman JP, Day L. Successful implementation of lynch syndrome screening in a safety net institution. Journal of community genetics. 2016;7:255-260
  • Kidambi TD, Blanco A, Van Ziffle J, Terdiman JP. Constitutional mlh1 methylation presenting with colonic polyposis syndrome and not lynch syndrome. Familial cancer. 2016;15:275-280
  • Kidambi TD, Lee C, Kohlwes RJ. MRSA-associated lemierre's syndrome in an intravenous drug user. Journal of general internal medicine. 2015;30:1886-1887
  • Kidambi TD, Terdiman JP. Screening for lynch syndrome: It is time to shift the focus. Digestive diseases and sciences. 2015;60:586-587
  • Kidambi TD, Blanco A, Myers M, Conrad P, Loranger K, Terdiman JP. Selective versus universal screening for Lynch Syndrome: A six year clinical experience. Digestive diseases and sciences.
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  • Kidambi T, Toto E, Ho N, Taft T, Hirano I. Temporal trends in the relative prevalence of dysphagia etiologies from 1999-2009. World journal of gastroenterology. 2012;18:4335-4341
  • Kidambi T, Been MJ, Maddalozzo J. Congenital sialolipoma of the parotid gland: Presentation, diagnosis, and management. American journal of otolaryngology. 2012;33:279-281
  • Kidambi T, Mahajan A, DiBardino D. Cholangiocarcinoma presenting as metastases to the cervical spine. American journal of medicine. 2011;124:e1-2
  • Saeed D, Kidambi T, Shalli S, Lapin B, Malaisrie SC, Lee R, Cotts WG, McGee EC, Jr. Tricuspid valve repair with left ventricular assist device implantation: Is it warranted? The Journal of heart and lung transplantation. 2011;30:530-535
  • Carroll RW, Wainwright MS, Kim KY, Kidambi T, Gomez ND, Taylor T, Haldar K. A rapid murine coma and behavior scale for quantitative assessment of murine cerebral malaria. PloS one. 2010;5:e13124
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